AidSight: Information and Insight in the International Aid Sector
- Natarajan Krishnaswami
- Nick Hamlin
- Minhchau Dang
- Ted Dunmire
Data about international development projects around the world is notoriously incomplete, incomprehensible, or inaccessible. This makes it exceptionally difficult for busy and resource-strapped aid professionals to find answers to key strategic questions, like understanding the competitive landscape or exploring opportunities for collaboration and avoiding duplication of effort. AidSight is a fully-functional platform that uses modern data science techniques to make the 600,000 aid activities reported to the International Aid Transparency Initiatives (IATI) understandable and digestible at a glance. We’ve also created a first-of-its-kind scoring algorithm to summarize the underlying quality of the data itself so that users can validate the reliability of their search results. This allows aid professionals to focus less on navigating messy data and more on making the world a better place.
Try it out yourself at aidsight.org
- EDA : All exploratory data analysis and data pipeline content required to process and compile the data used by the AidSight app
- App : Contains actual code required to run the web app
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